michelle pena

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I believe when students have fun, visualize and participate in activities they retain new concepts much easier.
 
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By michelle pena
Does Soap Float? is a perfect experiment for the teacher to demonstrate in order to practice the scientific method. You will need 4 bars of soap (one of them being Ivory). Fill out the first 2 columns of the Does Soap Float? form together. Have
Subjects:
Science
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Laboratory
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Included in this packets is a page for students to fill our after viewing a television forecast. Directions, an outline, a checklist, and a rubric to help students create a forecast presentation, map and poster. Directions for the teacher, as well.
Subjects:
Earth Sciences
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Projects
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Have students that are always blurting out in class? Is it becoming a serious problem? Well this product incudes a poster saying don't be MERT the BLURT, that can be posted in the room for all students. However there is a page that can be copied,
Subjects:
Classroom Management
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities
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With NGSS and STEM taking over in science classrooms the scientific method appears to be a thing of the past. Now the Engineering Design Cycle and Science Inquiry Learning Cycle has taken its place. I have created two posters/coloring pages to help
Subjects:
Science
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Other, Printables, Posters
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Use these clever signs and adorable owls as a routine every morning to take attendance and to find out who is ordering a school lunch.
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
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Other
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Students will participate in a group activity that demonstrates the three parts of the rock cycle. Or the teacher can demonstrate the steps while students fill out the activity page. This packet includes directions on how to perform the
Subjects:
Earth Sciences
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Laboratory
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This is a poem I created to welcome my students to class on the first day of school. Along with it they would get a Hershey's kiss. You should be able to edit it in order to change the date. If not please email me at mpena@bsd111.org and I will fix
Subjects:
Back to School, Poetry
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff
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Classroom (behavior) management system. Weekly updates to parents
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Classroom Management
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Other
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This form can be used for elementary, intermediate, and even middle school students. This form covers the steps of the scientific method and can be filled out before and after an experiment has occured.
Subjects:
Science
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Laboratory
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This is a great tool for students to increase their vocabulary. Use this dictionary anyway you choose. You can use it throughout the year for students to collect 'new' words.
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Other
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This page is excellent for students who need to have a little extra classroom management than the rest of the class. This page is very easy to use and can be sent home weekly to have parents sign so that they are updated on students behavior,
Subjects:
Classroom Management
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Classroom Forms
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I use this at the beginning of the year in order to get students familiar with their new reading textbooks. Students need to explore the book on their own in order to find different items throughout the textbook. (You may be able to edit this page
Subjects:
Other (ELA)
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Handouts
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Have your students vote on which Big 10 university they think will win the Big 10 conference. Graph the totals together as a group. Then have students draw the name or emblem of the school the chose n the box on the top.
Subjects:
Graphing, Other (Math)
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Bulletin Board Ideas, Cooperative Learning
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I have created a page that can be used on its on to take notes about the engineering cycle. There is also a page that can be used in an interactive notebook. I have also included a diagram on the cycle.
Subjects:
Science
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Interactive Notebooks
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I have created "slips" that are a cross between a bell ringer and an exit slip.Students should start on them upon entering and complete them before they leave. There are slips to choose from.
Subjects:
Science, Social Studies - History
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Assessment
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been an elementary school teacher for 11 years. Before that, while earning my Masters in Education I was a substitute for three years. While I was a substitute I was able to encounter a variety of different classrooms and had three long term positions. All of my teaching positions have introduced my strategies, techniques, experiences, activities and more that have all helped me to become the classroom teacher I am today.

MY TEACHING STYLE

FUN! ;)

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Graduated from Domincan University Summa Cum Laude

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Earned Bachelor's Degree in Speech Communication from Governors State Univerisity in Illinois. Earned Masters of Education from Dominican University in Illinois

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I have to say when I was in elementary school I loved school. All of my teachers were fantastic and I adored them. They had a huge impact on my life. Until one year, I got a little older and I had a teacher who I felt made my life hell. I felt picked on, singled out, and miserable. After that I hated school. I actually hated it so much that in high school I never even thought of the consequences of not showing up and not doing my work. Needless to say, I almost didn't graduate. I didn't realize how important a good education was. Luckily, I woke up and decided to go to college about 2 years after high school. (also after I was married and had a child, yes I was young) Obviously, with my grades I attended a community college first. I took my education seriously got great grades, went on to get my masters. My son grew up watching his mother go to school, work on homework, become a teacher and grade homework. So, he grew up knowing how important school is. Now I have a class of my own, and I try to make sure that no child ever leaves my class feeling miserable like I did. I want them all to love school! And so far it appears to be working out. Oh, and btw my son did great in school and is now a junior at University of Iowa and thanks to his good grades in HS (and me a single mom now, not making a ton of money) he gets his entire education paid for through scholarships and grants. ;)

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